Updated: 04/05/2014 02:10

Dental clinic dedicated for geriatric patients and patients with disabilities by next year



Dental clinic dedicated for geriatric patients and patients with disabilities by next year

A dental clinic for elderly patients and patients with disabilities will be set up within the National Dental Centre, NDCS, next year.

It will be staffed by a multi-disciplinary team to provide a one-stop service for the two groups of patients. 

The clinic will be equipped with an X-ray facility and an operating theatre. 

It will also have consultation rooms that are friendly to wheelchair-bound and bed-bound patients. 

Ramps and doorways will also be widened to allow wheelchair and bed trolley access within the clinic. 

NDCS says the infrastructure upgrade will translate to higher care standards. 

Speaking at an industry event, Health Minister Gan Kim Yong says demand for dental services will only increase with an ageing population. 

"With a growing and ageing population, not only in Singapore but throughout many developed and developing countries, demand for dental care in this region will continue to increase. The fast ageing population in Singapore has also increased the need for dental professionals to constantly upgrade and update themselves for the elderly."

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